Gender Theory

  • Deborah Gerish
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Abstract

Gender theory explores ways in which humans describe and socially organize sexual difference. All societies engage in this process, thereby establishing definitions of normality and deviance. In many instances, the process also rests on perceived relationships between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’, or the arrangements people have crafted to control and counteract the natural world, with culture seen as both superior and masculine. Almost universally, these social organizations and norms have led to patriarchal systems that favour males over females. Political institutions, law and language inscribe and enforce patriarchy.

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